Robert Peel – Peel was the founder of modern policing and is memorialised in statues all over the UK. But campaigners say modern policing “has disproportionately targeted the poor and ethnic minorities worldwide for centuries” and he should not be celebrated.
Recalling the terrifying call, Olympitis writes: ‘Here’s what I think you should do. It’s time to go home. Go home. Go back to New York. Go back to your son, to your wife, your family. They need you. That’s where you belong. Go home. You understand me?’
Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.”
Several users echoed his sentiments, with one woman adding: ’Why in the world would anyone decide to have a fly over in NYC on September 11th? This is not a tribute, it is extremely insensitive especially to the families of those who were murdered in the Twin Towers that awful and horrific day.’